Tip & How-To about Panasonic Lumix Cameras

Caution about Lumix cameras with Japanese language

Some Panasonic Lumix cameras are made in Japan expressly for Japanese Buyers.
These cameras may be programmed in Japanese and Japanese only.
They cannot in any way be converted to English or any other language.

Most Lumix cameras have a menu option that allows choice of language.
That option is not available in some Japan-originated cameras.

I see Lumix cameras often on eBay that are listed as "From Japan".

Be careful.
I advise you ask the Seller to take photos of the LCD screen of that specific camera being sold with the menu choices showing, to be certain that it is not a Japanese language only camera.
Insist also on a photo of the bottom plate.
Is it in Japanese?

Sellers have told me in the past "You can choose any language easily".
Yes, that is true.
If the Lumix camera was made in Japan for export.

But if it was made in Japan for use in Japan it may not be true.

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My Panasonic digital camera is from Japan and I wanted to change the language to English. Can anybody help me? the model is DMC- FX70

Welcome to Fixya!

there are 2 menus - a simple one ( has a red

heart ) and the one with the language option :

( in Japanese mode , all items are in - duh -

Japanese ) so press the menu ( center ) button

until the last selection . . . the last item is

language ;

best Regards

Apr 13, 2011 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-F7 Digital Camera

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How to change th alanguage of menu from japanees to english in Lumix DMC-TZ7. it bought from japan.

Since we both cannot read Japanese, it may be necessary to simply go to what looks like the menu options and mess with it until it changes language. As long as you are in menu options, you will find the language option listed. Just fiddle with it as much as you can under settings. Once it is in english you may revery changes effortlessly :)
please let me know if this helps, I only get paid if you let me know I fixed the problem!

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I bought a Lumix DMC-GF1 in Japan. BUt it only supports japanese. is there a way to transfer it into English?

Hi! Im afraid that theres no possible way to do that for its a japanese domestic market. Im sorry but I hope this shed some light.

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i bought lumix DMC TZ10 from Japan , it supports japnese only is there a solution for transfering it to English

The only solution is to learn japanese. I asked at the store - since the prices are considerably lower than in Europe - and was told by the competent clerk that only some Sony and Cannon cameras have a dual mode, i.e. Japanese and English
Good Luck

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